The Visit Every Park Challenge is kicking of it's 2023 season. Could this be the year you join the coveted VEP champions club? The 2023 Visit Every Park Guide contains a checklist of all 162 park properties that is sure to inspire your park exploration journey.
GIVE 365 is here to help you track your journey and celebrate your milestones. Fill out our VEP Registration Form so we can go along this journey with you! To pick up a VEP packet with map contact GIVE 365 at 734.794.6445 or email us at [email protected] and we will mail you a packet. If you are in the area, stop into our office located at Fuller Park, 1519 Fuller Road.
In our list and for our challenge, we define a park property as land that is owned and/or maintained by your parks department. People may not know that the Ann Arbor Farmers Market and the golf courses are part of the parks department but they are maintained and managed by parks staff. Regardless of how you define a park, we encourage you to get out and see all that the Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation department offers to inspire community, recreation and environmental stewardship through our diverse collection of park properties.
For a list of the park properties and their websites, visit Parks & Places or explore the www.a2gov.org/parkfinder tool. The University of Michigan and Washtenaw County parks add to the park opportunities available here in 'Tree Town'!
2022 VEP Champions
2021 VEP Champions
2020 VEP Champions
If you are looking to get out and spend time walking in parks, visit the park walk page for featured walks and the walking club program.
Know Before You Go!
The parkfinder tool is a great resource for locating parks and finding individual park information or visit the alphabetical park list . A printed map (slightly outdated) is available by contacting us at [email protected] or 734-794-6445.
Tracking Your Progress
Keep track of your progress with the checklist and let us know how you’re doing! Tag us on Facebook or Instagram. Win prizes by visiting 25, 50, 75, 100, and 150 parks and contact us to receive your prize: email [email protected] or call 734-794-6445. If you get to all 161 properties, you will join a very elite group of park explorers and forever be a member of the coveted VEP Champions club!
If you see a park space that you think could use some love and attention or you are interested in volunteering, there are many ways to get involved with our park system!
To volunteer for a parks, playgrounds, facilities, and general outreach opportunities visit the GIVE 365 webpage.
Adopt-A-Park is a sub program of GIVE and is perfect for long term volunteering and an avenue for special projects. Contact [email protected] or call 734-794-6445.
See something? Report a Problem
A2 Fix It is also available on your mobile device through the Apple App or Google Play store, and can be used to report:
- Missed cart pickups
- Crosswalk issues
- Snow/ice on roads or sidewalks
- Graffiti on public property
- Dead or dying street trees
- Street light outages
- Traffic signal/sign problems
A2 Fix It allows users to upload a photo with each request, as a visual reference to help staff quickly locate the problem. It is also helpful for requests to be as detailed as possible.
Please call 9-1-1 for police/fire assistance, crimes in progress or life threatening emergencies.